Jump to content
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!


LAP-BAND Patients
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by luv-a-bull

  1. luv-a-bull

    December sleevers!

    I was sleeved 12/13/11 with my highest weight (before the preop liquid diet) being 312. I am pleased to say I have lost 118 pounds since then and am down to 194. The weight loss has definitely slowed but is coming off better the more water I get in. I must say that I am also on the water distaste bandwagon. One thing that has helped is buying an infusion pitcher so I can flavor it with fruit or whatever so it doesn't taste so blah. I find that it sits easier in my stomach and I can drink more with it flavored than plain.....could be a head game but it works lol. It is great to see all the progress everyone is making! Congrats to all!
  2. luv-a-bull

    Hair Loss?

    First off...congrats on the surgery date and I hope everything goes smoothly. I am a little more than 4 months post op and I am going through some hair loss. When I shower I lose a lot more hair than I used to. I have started taking Biotin and fish oil and that has seemed to slow it down some. According to my surgeon it is fairly normal and will stop. I am doing my best to get in my 80gm of Protein a day but my sleeve doesn't like Protein shakes so I don't always meet this every day. I do not have bald Patches but I had a lot of hair to start with. Even with this hair loss and some other issues I have had, I would not go back. This is the best thing that I have ever done and it is truly saving my life. It took me around 2-3 months post op to stop regretting my decision, but it is totally worth it in my opinion. Sorry for the long reply...I just found that the more I knew preop the better I felt going into it.
  3. luv-a-bull

    Dcember Sleevers Progress?

    I was sleeved on 12/13/11. My highest weight was 312, surgery day I was 298. Today I can be proud to say I am down 90# to 222. This has been quite a journey all ready and there is so much more to go. Glad to see that everyone is doing well : )
  4. luv-a-bull

    Need "soft Food" Tuna Recipes!

    I am still in the soft food stage and am loving the protein in tuna...but am bored with the regular tuna and mayo combo....any other ideas? Thanks in advance!
  5. luv-a-bull

    Not Losing Anything...

    I am 23 yrs old and had my surgery a little over 5 weeks ago as well.....I have lost only 24 lbs since surgery....most during the first week. I have only dropped 2 pounds over the last 2 weeks. I too am getting frustrated but eating healthy and exercising. I am sure our scales will keep moving downward but I understand your frustration. Good luck...sorry I couldn't be of more help!
  6. luv-a-bull

    Diet Progression

    Sleeve day: nothing by mouth Postop day 1-2: Clear liquids Postop days 3-14: Full liquids with Protein shakes Postop days 15-56. (2 months post op): soft foods Postop days 2 months and on: regular diet I have not had any problems other than lactose intolerance with drinking milk...cheese is fine
  7. luv-a-bull

    Getting In Your Water....

    You are so not alone..I am having this same issue! I have heard the suggestion of keeping a water bottle in hand at all times...and this works when I am home but I can not do this at work so it is a bit more difficult. I too would love any suggestions!
  8. luv-a-bull

    Exericise Or No Exercise

    I had my surgery on December 13th and have lost 35 pounds total (including preop diet). I too hated exercise but I know how beneficial it is so I just started at the gym yesterday. I must say I thought I had no energy to stay awake all day let alone exercise but it is really making me feel better. I have just been power walking for now....don't want to overdo it....but I feel better already! Every pound that I lose makes it easier and more enjoyable to work out. I also thought everyone was going to be looking a my fat behind jiggling on the treadmill but who cares...the more it juggles now the less it will later
  9. luv-a-bull

    Three Showers?

    I had to shower the night before and the morning of with antibacterial soap provided to me by the hospital.
  10. luv-a-bull


    I had my surgery December 13th and I can eat like 1/2 cup of soup or 1/4 cup of soft foods. It all really depends on the food. I take really small bites and eat slowly..but not more than 30 minutes per meal.
  11. luv-a-bull

    Warm Water?

    I am not 100% sure but I do know that the unflavored whey Protein powder can be added to hot Soups and things and it does not affect the protein in it, so I would assume it wouldn't be a problem. One tip is that the powder dissolves much better in room temperature liquids than in hot liquids, so try adding It before you warm it up. Good luck!
  12. I have been reading on here that people after surgery can eat like two tablespoons of refined Beans and be full. I guess I am not sure how to tell when I am full. I have tolerated everything I have eaten...no slimes, etc....but I am worried I am eating too much. Tonight I had refried beans with a little melted cheese....and ate about 1/4 cup over 40 minutes. I am taking small bites and am pausing between bites...but I am worried about stretching my stomach or causing a leak. Does this seem like a lot of food for this soon post op...or am I paranoid as usual lol? Sorry for the rant...just can't stop worrying!
  13. I was told to take mine off after a week...they started getting lint under the corners and stuff so in order to keep everything clean I peeled them off at about 9 days even though they seemed pretty stuck on.
  14. I think this is a great idea and would love to join as well!
  15. Indymom...I can not wait for my first salad and salsa yumm:) Lissa....I also have the same problem with food that is too bland...I have to find that happy medium between bland and too spicy Danielle....crab legs sound so good. I am hoping they go well for me too. Thanks for all your input guys!
  16. Been having dreams about my first meal without restrictions even though it is a ways away lol. What did you guys have and did it go ok?
  17. luv-a-bull

    Pleas Share A Day Of Your Post-op Full Liquid Diet

    I am 9 days out from surgery and am still in full liquids. It honestly takes me most of the day to get the 48 to 64 ounces of Water in. I also have a few tablespoons of cream of wheat or greek yogurt....and also one premier Protein shake for 30 grams of protein. The Protein Shake takes me around two 30 minute sipping sessions to get in. I am not sure if this makes sense or if I am getting enough in but my surgeon told me to focus on liquids and then protein as becoming dehydrated is serious. I am not very experienced but I hope this helps. Congrats on the 20 pounds...that is awesome!!
  18. luv-a-bull

    Chix Wing Dip

    This sounds so good right now...I'm still on full liquids . I will try to make this work for mushies!
  19. Congrats....I am glad you are doing well. Keep us updated!
  20. I am 1 week post surgery and everything seems to be going well except when I wake up in the morning I have pretty severe nausea with no vomiting. I am on a ppi once a day in the am. It seems to settle down once I start sipping. Is this normal for this portion of recovery..and does it ever go away? It is very annoying.
  21. My heating pad...not really a grocery item but it is a life saver! Also the jello and yogurt I loved prep I can not stand postop. Cream of wheat with a little butter and Splenda....yum!
  22. luv-a-bull

    Im Sleeved!

    Yay! Get some much needed and deserved rest!
  23. Congrats! That is awesome. Every pound is a pound closer towards goal. I can say much about the average as I was just seleeved one week ago..but I will say I have lost 25 pounds since my highest weight including prep and even I cannot tell a difference..so no sweat....the scale isn't lying. You are doing awesome and keep us updated!
  24. luv-a-bull

    How Much Water?

    My doctor says if i am not getting in at least 32 oz a day I need to go back in for fluids and rehydration. He would like anywhere from 48 to 64 but as he put it in the early post op stage 32 is the key number. Every docnis different though. When I get full...I am not really sure how to tell either but when I get tightness and burp which comes with a pain in my left shoulder I stop. My doc allows sugar free power aid or Gatorade. He also counts all fluids you intake into the total, broth Popsicles, etc. Good luck and keep us updated!
  25. luv-a-bull

    Pain after Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

    Mine was much worse than expected...but I have also never had surgery before so I wasn't really sure what to expect. It would have been much easier if I was not extremely responsive to narcotics...I was dry heaving for 2 days straight and they gave me every anti nausea they had with no help. Dry heaving with the freshly made sleeve is not fun. Once the surgeon switched me off narcotics I have been fine. Never even took anything at home.

PatchAid Vitamin Patches